Fox News' Brit Hume on Saturday voiced frustration that reporters were "shopping with" Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who is on the campaign trail running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
This is just embarrassing. So now journalists are going shopping with Harris, helping pick out clothes and then put… https://t.co/G4zvpAWmij— Brit Hume (@Brit Hume)1550337520.0
NBC reporter Kasie Hunt quickly fired back at Hume, implying that his criticism is hypocritical given campaign activities that reporters participated in with Republican presidential candidates during previous elections.
Nobody seemed to have a problem when the candidate was @ScottWalker and the activity was motorcycle riding Or… https://t.co/pomJcOBUVB— Kasie Hunt (@Kasie Hunt)1550344497.0
Hume shot back, explaining Hunt's response is a false equivalency.
Talk about missing the point. Did journalists help Walker pick out his motorcycle, then gush about it on Twitter? D… https://t.co/i7LlYZTQIj— Brit Hume (@Brit Hume)1550344805.0
That's when Ben Rhodes, a former top adviser to former President Barack Obama, chimed in to criticize "the most prominent Fox personality" for participating in a campaign rally with President Donald Trump. Rhodes was referring to Fox News host Sean Hannity.
The most prominent Fox personality literally did a campaign rally with Trump. That’s what’s embarrassing. https://t.co/JQiSo9Kpel— Ben Rhodes (@Ben Rhodes)1550344817.0
Hume also crushed Rhodes' talking point, pointing out that Hannity is an opinion host — not a campaign reporter whose job description centers on objectively covering political candidates. Besides, according to Hume, Fox News management rebuked Hannity for joining Trump onstage at the campaign rally last November.
And he was rebuked by management for doing so. And he’s not the guy actually covering Trump. He’s not a corresponde… https://t.co/vB3AlQJI5C— Brit Hume (@Brit Hume)1550344882.0